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In trying to make leaders stronger and more effective many writers have offered counseling for their leaders Niccolo Machiavellis The Prince is an instruction manual for princes and kings After he wrote The Prince many believed that not following this guide would lead to a king or princes downfall King George III of Great Britain did not follow Machiavellis manual and thus caused the breakdown of his empire The Prince is one of the first examinations of politics and science from a purely scientific and rational perspective Machiavelli was a very smart man He was always aware of the events going on in the world and an astounding historian His observations in chapter III apply well with modern day America He takes some tips from the Romans stating that a Prince should colonize protect lesser powers without increasing their strength reduce strong and threatening powers do not let foreign powers gain footing in neighboring areas38 America has accomplished a lot of these tasks perhaps that is why we are one of the worlds super powers We colonized the North American continent weve protected our allies yet we dont give them much power reduced the strong nations and threatening powers Milosevic Sadam and Yeltsin and we invaded many islands in the Pacific as strategic military positions The Aleutian Islands are a major acquisition for the United States For if we didnt occupy those Russia would have them and they could invade from the north However I disagree with Machiavelli on the subject of warfare In chapter XIV Machiavelli says a princes main objective and profession must be warfare81 A lot of things can be settled without bloodshed and violence In the modern world war is an extremely scary thing especially with all the nuclear and biochem technology I believe a princes main objective and profession is to take care of his people and govern his land with justice honesty and respect He must always strive
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